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Tony Pulis’s side have endured a torrid time of late in the Premier League and have only won one of their last six league encounters, leading to suggestions their European exploits that have seen them pick up two wins and one draw on their way to topping Group E is having an adverse effect on their form elsewhere.
Stoke blew their opponents out of the water in the corresponding fixture two weeks ago, picking up a 3-0 win thanks to goals from Kenwyne Jones, Cameron Jerome and Ryan Shotton.
Jerome was later sent off in that game and will miss the tie on Thursday, while defensive duo Ryan Shawcross and Marc Wilson are both unavailable for the game having picked knocks in the 3-1 defeat against Newcastle on Monday.
Thomas Sorensen is likely to step into goal in place of Asimir Begovic given Pulis’s tendency to field the Dane for European excursions, while Jerome’s absence means Jonathan Walters and Peter Crouch will scrap it out for a starting spot alongside Jones in attack.
For Tel Aviv, Yoav Ziv will miss the game after his farcical sending off in the defeat against Stoke two weeks ago, with Omer Vered likely to step into the home side’s back line as boss Motti Ivanir goes in search of recording his side’s first win in the Europa League that has seen them fall to defeat against Dynamo Kiev, Besiktas along with Stoke, shipping nine goals and scoring just two in the process.
Three points for Stoke would all but guarantee their place in the next round for the first time since the 1974-75 season, and having gone unbeaten in the Europa League so far this season will be confident of getting the job done.